Monthly Archives: July 2011

One Year Ago: The Hulk

It was exactly a year ago that I took this picture, experimenting with off-camera flash, an umbrella, and (I think) a synch cord attaching the camera to the light.  Need to get back to this kind of play, but of … Continue reading

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Huey Lewis: Of Straps and Monopods

I recently picked up a Black Rapid R Strap for my camera. It’s very handy. In case you don’t know what it is, it’s a strap that screws into the tripod mount at the bottom of your camera. When not … Continue reading

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Huey Lewis: The Photo Pass

I picked up my photo pass at the Will Call window. I then flashed it to the four or five ushers I needed to so I could get that far down the theater and next to the stage. The photo … Continue reading

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Ferris Wheel 2011

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Huey Lewis: The Man Who Would Lead Them

11 people filled the stage for the Huey Lewis and the News show, including a horn section four men strong, a lead guitarist, a bassist, a drummer, a keyboard guy, and two backup singers.  From my vantage point, the second … Continue reading

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Huey Lewis: First, An Opening Act to Practice On

Unexpectedly (to me), there was an opening act for Huey Lewis, who went on for a half hour at 8:00.  Huey, an usher told me, wasn’t scheduled to start until closer to 8:45 or 9:00.  The good news for that … Continue reading

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Wiggles 2011: The Unending Joys of Photo Passes

I was unsuccessful in lining up a photo pass for the show. Believe it or not, the official policy of The Wiggles is that they encourage amateur photography from the seats, and probably don’t need to bother with anything else. … Continue reading

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Huey Lewis and the News: Preview

Had a great time at the show tonight. Will no doubt have a couple of posts up about it in the next week or so. In the meantime, here’s a sneak preview: What did I learn tonight? There’s a reason … Continue reading

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Wiggles 2011: When Lighting Is Not Your Friend

This year’s Wiggles concert was frustrating, from a technical perspective. First of all, the sound system stunk. I’m not sure what the exact cause of it was. Maybe I was sitting in a bad spot, but I sat in the … Continue reading

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Wiggles 2011: Preview

Going to be a busy week, but we’ll try to get a couple posts up about this show during the week. The lesson learned at this concert? Sometimes, the stage lights are pure evil. More on that to come. But … Continue reading

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